The newest iteration of the Acura Integra has finally been revealed to the public, along with the return of the acclaimed Acura series of vehicles. Once known as one of the best sports compacts of the time, the five-door vehicle is poised to return with the same spirit as that of its predecessors.
Being designed primarily in Japan, the Integra is more of a reimagining of previous Integra versions. This nostalgic throwback to the old Integra is sure to satisfy long-time fans of the company, sharing the same platform as that of the Honda Civic Si. But that isn’t the only thing the Integra shares with the Civic Si.
A 1.5-Liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with VTEC was also sourced from the Civic, as well as the limited-slip differential. Only a six-speed manual transmission has been mentioned as an option, which is another comeback for Acura as the last model to have it was the 2015 Acura ILX. It is expected to be able to produce about 200 horsepower and 192 pounds-feet of torque.
Some speculations have said that the 2023 Integra will also come with 19-inch wheels, as well as 235mm low-profile tires. The brakes are oversized Brembo brakes which are stylized with blackout trim accents. It’s also expected that there an automatic model will be released, fitted with paddle shifters. All of these should be announced as the release date for US Markets get nearer.
It also sports an exterior design that’s quite striking to the eye. It has a sloping roofline as well as a liftback tailgate, giving this compact a bit more of a bold style. It also comes with a newly designed front grille, which Integra names as the “Diamond Pentagon”. It has also been updated with a new lighting system, equipped with “Chicane” LED Daytime running lights. These are positioned above the LED headlights, also contributing to the dramatic flair of the vehicle.
Other features on the 2023 Acura Integra include a Indy Yellow Pearl paint scheme, a nostalgic callback to the Phoenix Yellow color scheme of the 2000 Integra Type R. A color accent of High-Gloss Berlina Black is also present on the vehicle’s decklid spoiler, roof, mirror caps, front grille, and rear diffuser. It also has the Integra name on across the side of the body, located on the lower-sill. It also has exterior features that are reminiscent of previous Integra models, such as the rear styling and even the four-door hatchback configuration. All these helps to give off the feeling that this Integra is a monument to the illustrious line of cars that Acura have created.
The 2023 Acura Integra is expected to release by the first half of 2022, with more details being revealed all throughout the next year. All models of the Integra will be under mass production by next year as well, primarily based at Acura’s Marysville Plant in Ohio. They are to be built alongside the production line of the TLX.